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From convention donor to bailout seeker

Los Angeles Times – Financial giants and other large firms now being bailed out by the government spent millions underwriting the Democratic and Republican conventions last summer, just weeks before coming to Washington seeking multibillion-dollar handouts. The big donors included […]

Waxman backs more regulation of hedge funds, rating companies

Tehran Times – "We do have to have much more government oversight and involvement than we’ve seen in the last decade or so,” said Waxman, a California Democrat. “A lot of people didn’t either know what they were getting into […]

The End of Wall Street as We Know It

Gotham Gazette – The turbulent financial market events of recent days demonstrably signal the end of Wall Street as we know it. More uncertainty lies ahead, on Wall Street but also for the national economy. How is this affecting New […]

Israeli hedge funds beat benchmark

Globes – Priority Investments Ltd.’s Israeli hedge fund index, Hedge Fund Priority Index (HFPI) fell 0.85% in July, compared with a 4.66% drop by its benchmark, the Tel Aviv 25 Index. However, the Hedge Fund Research Inc. (HFRI) fund weighted […]

Hedge Funds Weary to Invest in Freddie, Fannie: Government Bailout May be Inevitable

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – While the U.S. Treasury has done all it can to stave off rumors of a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , some say the inevitable rescue is bound to take place after attempts […]

High-flying fund manager under SEC scrutiny

CNN Money – Third Point Management, a New York hedge fund run by one of the country’s most outspoken and controversial investors, has come under investigation from the Securities and Exchange Commission. The $5.6 billion fund, whose founder Daniel Loeb […]

Soros boosts Lehman stake

Reuters – Billionaire investor George Soros hiked his stake in Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers to 9.5 million shares as of June 30 from 10,000 shares, according to a U.S. regulatory filing on Thursday. Soros disclosed the quarter-over-quarter increase in […]

Morningstar Hedge Fund Report, July 2008

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) -  Hedge funds saw their worst monthly performance in the history of the Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index. The index returned a negative 3.07% in July 2008, an eventful month for the markets. In the first […]

Housing plan signed, but concerns linger

San Francisco Chronicle- The giant housing rescue plan President Bush signed Wednesday might help stanch the bleeding in the housing market, but experts on both sides of the political divide worry that it is, at best, only an emergency step. […]

Shorts Are In a Bind

New York Post- If the Securities and Exchange Commission expands its clampdown on short-selling, it is widely expected to slam hedge funds like Stephen Cohen’s SAC Capital and James Simon’s Renaissance Technologies, which profit from fast-and-furious trading, experts predicted. That’s […]

Hedge funds caught in short squeeze

Globe and Mail- Hedge funds may post their worst month in at least five years after bets on financial stocks falling and on crude oil rising backfired. Hedge Fund Research Inc.’s Global Hedge Fund Index of more than 55 funds […]

Investors are betting $1tn on collapse in global stock prices

Gulf Times- Managers from William Ackman to Jim Rogers made a total of at least $1.4bn in July with wagers against US mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Harbinger Capital Partners staked $665mn […]

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